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Metal Detection

About METTLER TOLEDO Safeline:

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline is the global market leader in the field of industrial metal detection systems for the food processing, packaging and pharmaceutical industries. Safeline metal detector solutions offer maximum detection sensitivity with minimum false rejects.    


Safeline metal detectors for food processing can inspect products in all formats, from packaged conveyorized food products and bulk powder or granular materials through to liquids, pastes and slurries. Metal detection systems can be utilized to provide compliance with food safety inspection standards, industry guidance and legislation.


Safeline metal detectors are backed by the resources of METTLER TOLEDO, their national network of field service technicians and iPac support paradigm.

Safeline offers models and configurations for every application, including combination systems combining metal detection with METTLER TOLEDO's checkweigher, X-Ray and vision system products. All METTLER TOLEDO product inspection products can integrate with METTLER TOLEDO's ProdX data collection and management system. Contact us now for a review of your inspection application for evaluation and a proposal, or click the buttons below for some example application types and the available technology levels.


Ask us about METTLER TOLEDO'S industry leading BasicCare, StandardCare, ComprehensiveCare and ExtendedCare service agreement options providing extended warranties and 100% predictable cost of ownership assurance.

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Example Applications (click on image to zoom):

Example Applications

Metal Detectors with or without conveyor for flat belt applications

  • Bags, pouches, tubs, cartons, cases and boxes, intermittent or bulk flow un-packaged products; dozens of variants available to suit your need.

  • Modular design for future-proofing.

  • Flat or modular belt in a choice of colors.

  • Dry or washdown applications.

  • 304 or 316 Stainless Steel conveyor construction; painted aluminum or stainless steel metal detector construction.

  • Multiple due diligence and fail-safe options.

  • Multiple automatic reject device options.

  • The full range of Safeline metal detectors will deliver high performance detection sensitivity for ferrous, non-ferrous (brass, aluminum) and stainless steel.


Gravity Fall Metal Detectors for powders, grains, granules, etc.

  • Tube sizes from 2" (50mm) to 10" (250mm) ID.

  • Standard ZMFZ (Zero Metal Free Zone) technology.

  • ATS automatic test system option for reducing time of routine challenge tests.

  • VFFS models for installing beneath scale, above bagger in OEM application.

  • Standard anti-static product tube

  • Multiple reject options:

    • Open Diverter for non-dusty products​

    • Y-Valve for powders and granular products

    • Sealtite for dust-tight requirements.

  • Available Explosion Proof models.​

  • Auto-Balance Control and Enhanced Noise and Vibration Immunity


Tablex-PRO for pharmaceutical tablets and capsules

  • Meets IQ, OQ, PQ and MQ requirements.

  • 21CFR Part 11 compatible.

  • Standard reject confirm and fail-safe

  • Gravity fed model (GF-PRO) for powders

  • Tuned ultra high frequency.

  • SMS and Email messaging and alerts.

  • Standard Performance Verification Routine.

  • Ensure maximum detection and compliance with all industry standards (including FDA and GMP).

  • Systems keep running costs to an absolute minimum, enhance uptime, and maximize productivity.

Technology Levels:

Technology Levels

Profile Advantage

  • Multi-Simultaneous Frequency and Product Signal Suppression overcome product effect in applications that are wet, warm, cooling, chilled, or where products are packed in metallized film

  • Multi-simultaneous frequency

  • Delivers exceptional reliability, improved ease of use and virtually eliminates false rejects in challenging applications

  • For challenging applications



  • Ultra-high tuned frequency detection offers very high sensitivity for all metal types

  • Multi-frequency; ultra-high

  • Most flexible range of aperture sizes

  • Product clustering feature minimizes downtime between product changeovers

  • PowerPhasePRO RB optimized for large  bags and bulk product.

  • Maximum performance in dry/bulk applications


Signature Touch

  • Combines Signature technology with a full-color touchscreen interface and built-in routines for improved operator efficiency and enhanced compliance

  • Dual frequency

  • High-frequency coil technology and enhanced filtering provide stable, long-term performance

  • Simply safeguarding business



  • High sensitivity to all metal types including aluminum

  • Dual frequency

  • Simple, robust, key panel-based operating system

  • Auto-balance control and on-board fault reporting deliver a stable operating platform to reduce potential downtime

  • Cost effective metal detection

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